I think I completely misunderstood what a Blog was for: It wasn't to write to an audience and crave viewers, but instead to indulge in my passion for writing. Setting just a teeny time aside to just forget about life and its complications is my way of escape.
SO... what has changed in a year? Well lets start from the top. I received my A Level Results in August and had the biggest celebration. However, the lead up to the dreaded day was not an exciting time. Not only did I think I was going to fail my exams (because I'm an irrational over-worrier about everything!!), I also thought I wouldn't be accepted into Brighton University to study English Language and media. All these horrifying and alarming thoughts started congesting my head, going round and round like a whirlpool in my brain. But, when the day came to open the most terrifying brown envelope, I was ecstatic to discover I had actually done quite well. This then followed with a deafening scream leaping into my dad's car to shout him the brilliant news.
Brighton University congratulated and informed me that I had been accepted to study my chosen degree. That was when I realised I hadn't actually arranged absolutely anything for University, including student halls accommodation and student finance. I was in a wee predicament, but that wasn't the worst part. I became extremely concious that I definitely was not ready for the big step into adulthood and starting University.
The Gap Year. It hasn't consisted of travelling around the world and becoming a 'free spirit', like most people do. I'm not saying I wouldn't have loved to have done that, but I feel that travelling for me is something I want to do after University when I have grown up. So, the gap year has been a time to discover the working world a little bit and enjoy my (only) time to not have many responsibilities. It's been fun. I've had two jobs over the year, currently about to start working at 'Guess' Designer store which I'm super excited about. Strangely enough, this year has taught me valuable lessons which I needed before I go to University, and I wouldn't have changed this experience.
I'm BLONDE. Yes, this is probably the biggest change for me! I've always wanted to be a fun blonde, and since I have always been a little ditsy, I thought I may as well go the extra mile and dye my hair. It's taken a little while, and tears admittedly have been shed when it looked horrendous, but I'm happy with it now! I've gone from a belly button length brunette baby, to a short haired curly woman. One more visit to the hairdressers next week and I shall be white blonde all over!!
A lot has gone on in my life over the last 10 months, too much to even write down or comprehend, so I'll just sum up SOME of my memories of this short period in a nutshell using photos.
Most recent pictures of me Blonde || Bungee Jump May 2015 with my brother.
'Love Saves The Day' Bristol Festival May 2015 | Upcoming Summer Events.
Last Job: 'The Pig Near Bath' and the team.
(The best team I will ever work for, I made so many best friends I'll keep forever)
My many visits to Cardiff University to see my bestie Emily.